October Pop-Up Grant Announcement November 1, 2021

October TACA Pop-Up Grant Announcement

Announcing Our Newest Pop-Up Grantees

Creating and sharing art amidst a global pandemic is no simple task! That is why we created TACA Pop-Up Grants – grants up to $6,000 that are designed to celebrate and reward local arts organizations for programming that demonstrates exceptional quality, creativity & innovation, and accessibility & inclusion. Grantees were selected via a nomination process that incorporates 35 anonymous local volunteers. Pop-Up Grants are an important component of the TACA Resiliency Initiative – a focused effort to support and strengthen Dallas arts and cultural organizations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since August 2020, TACA has awarded $181,500 in Pop-Up Grants to support 59 projects. Of that total, $88,000 has gone directly to support over 340 key and supporting artists! To learn more, visit taca-arts.org/pop-up-grants.

TACA’s October Pop-Up Grantees are Bruce Wood Dance, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Nasher Sculpture Center, and Theatre Three. Missed our previous Pop-Up Grant announcements? See our history of Pop-Up Grantees by clicking here.

Bruce Wood Dance

Dallas Fall Arts Festival

Photo by Sharen Bradford


The mission of Bruce Wood Dance is to present high-caliber, theatrical choreography that has the power to entertain, enrich, and heal. Keep in touch with Bruce Wood Dance on FacebookInstagramTwitter and YouTube.

Over 5,000 people attended the successful premiere of the Dallas Fall Arts Festival produced by Bruce Wood Dance and The Dallas Conservatory featuring 100 artists at Klyde Warren Park on October 9, 2021, from 1 PM to 6 PM. The free, family-friendly event offered entertainment ranging from jazz to R&B music to African drum and dance, hip hop, classical ballet to contemporary, faith-based dance, Indian dance, Folklorico, and fun-filled audience participation activities.


Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Photo by Sylvia Elzafon


The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) inspires and changes lives through musical excellence. Throughout the 2020/21 Season, the Dallas Symphony has been providing weekly performances for limited audiences with a reduced orchestra in the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. Members of the orchestra have also performed over 150 concerts throughout the community in neighborhoods and local parks, and the organization has invested in new digital technology to share the orchestra’s performances with the world. Keep in touch with the DSO on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra presented a concert on October 7, 2021, featuring the world premiere of a new work by distinguished American composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich that paid homage to Ruth Bader Ginsburg near the first anniversary of her passing. This new composition—featuring Denyce Graves (mezzo-soprano) and Jeffrey Biegel (pianist and project coordinator), was co-commissioned by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, with generous support of the Norma and Don Stone New Music Fund, the Billy Rose Foundation, and the American Composers Forum.


LEARN MORE ABOUT the DSO   Rent ‘Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’

Nasher Sculpture Center

Betye Saar: Call and Response

Photo by Kevin Todora


Located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the Nasher Sculpture Center is home to one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculpture in the world. As a nonprofit, community-supported museum and sculpture garden, the Nasher introduces broad audiences to new ideas and experiences via exhibitions and public programs, promotes access to the arts in Dallas, supports the city’s progress as a world-class cultural center, and sets the standard for the display and interpretation of modern and contemporary sculpture. Keep in touch with The Nasher on FacebookInstagramTwitterYouTube and Pinterest.

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One of the most significant assemblage artists working today, Betye Saar (born 1926, Los Angeles) addresses spirituality, gender, and race in her art. On view through January 2, 2022 at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Betye Saar: Call and Response offers the first public opportunity to view Saar’s sketchbooks and examines the relationship among Saar’s found objects, sketches, and finished works, shedding new light on her practice.

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Theatre Three

Little Shop of Horrors

Photo courtesy of Theatre Three


Theatre Three is a 59-year Dallas institution whose mission is to illuminate the human experience with exemplary intimate theatre by nurturing authors, artists, and audiences. Under the leadership of Jeffrey Schmidt, Theatre Three has rekindled its support of new work and committed the organization to fostering local talent. Theatre Three: locally impactful, nationally significant. Keep in touch with Theatre Three on FacebookInstagramTwitter and YouTube.

A deliciously devious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant named “Audrey II” – after their co-worker crush. As the plant grows, Seymore begins to realize how the plant that gave them everything desires to take everything (and everyone) in return. A classic blood-thirsty musical like you’ve never seen it before!


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